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Clock up Avios


Revealed. The best ways to earn more Avios on your Card.

Earn 1.5 Avios for virtually every £1 you spend and double Avios when you book via You only need 9,000 Avios to fly to Paris, so you’ll be taking off before you know it. To find out how to clock up Avios, click on the tabs below.1

How to earn more Avios

You will fly sooner

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Buying petrol, paying for groceries and settling bills. Put these and all your other everyday purchases on your British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card, and you’ll earn 1.5 Avios for virtually every £1 you spend.1 Which means you’ll be taking off sooner courtesy of British Airways and American Express.

More Cards mean more Avios

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The more Cards you give to friends and family, the more Avios you’ll earn towards flights with British Airways and you won’t pay an additional annual fee. Remember, they must also be a UK resident aged 18 or over to apply.

Boost your Avios

Bills are another great way to maximise your Avios. Simply pay them every month or every quarter with your British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card to boost your balance.

Once again, it’s not a case of spending more. It just makes sense to get rewarded for the things you already pay for.

Book with

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Book all your flights, hotels, and holidays on, and as well as getting yourself a great deal, you’ll really boost your points balance – earn 3 Avios for virtually every £1 you spend, in fact.1

Visit the BA eStore

At the BA eStore you can earn even more Avios with a wide range of retailers when you spend on your Card.4

And bring a friend with you

Redeem your Avios on a British Airways flight, and if you’ve spent £10,000 on your Card within one year, we’ll give you another ticket for a companion, for the same flight, and in the same cabin3.

Discover a host of exclusive deals and discounts from some of the tops brands across fashion, dining, travel and more. What’s more, when you pay for a deal with your Card, you don’t just get the specially negotiated prices. You’ll also earn Avios on everything you buy. Visit for all the latest offers.

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Sync your American Express Card with Foursquare to unlock exclusive Cardmember offers and more on the go. 

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Discover even more with TripAdvisor when you connect your Card. Share your travel and dining experiences and be rewarded. 

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Earn bonus Avios

Refer your friends to take out a British Airways American Express Card and earn bonus Avios if they are approved. You could earn up to 45,000 Avios every year just by referring your friends.5

Book your holiday with

Visit and as well as a great choice of flights, accommodation and holiday packages, you’ll earn 3 Avios for every £1 you spend.

Important Information

1. For the Premium Plus Card, you will be awarded 1.5 Avios for virtually every £1 spent and charged per transaction, and 3 Avios for virtually every £1 you spend direct on British Airways flights and holidays. Avios are not earned on Balance Transfers, Cash Withdrawals, American Express Travellers Cheques purchases, Foreign Exchange, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for returned payments, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges. Written details available on request.

2. Recommend the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card to a friend and you'll receive 9,000 bonus Avios once their Card is approved. Your friend will receive 19,000 bonus Avios when they spend £3,000 on goods and services purchased and charged to their account within the first 3 months of account opening. If your friend has already applied for the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card without using this referral, you and your friend will not be eligible for the bonus Avios. If your friend already has a British Airways American Express Card, you and your friend will not be eligible for the bonus Avios as this offer is not valid for upgrading Cardmembers. Avios may take up to 4 weeks to be awarded. Applicants must be UK residents aged 18 years old or over. Please note, to make sure you and your friend receive this offer. 

3. Subject to availability. Taxes, fees and charges remain payable on the British Airways (BA) American Express (Amex) Card. British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions apply and can be found at Once Cardmembers reach the applicable billed expenditure target on their BA/Amex Card (the “Target”), they will receive a Companion Voucher. The Voucher can only be used by the main Cardmember, who must select/advise at the time of booking that they wish to redeem their Companion Voucher. Companion Vouchers can only be used when redeeming Avios for a BA reward flight, paid in full with Avios. All vouchers will be issued in the name of the main BA/Amex Cardmember who must travel with their companion on any booking made with the Voucher. The Companion Voucher is only valid if it has been acquired in accordance with the rules of this promotion. Companion Vouchers must be exchanged for a return ticket and all outbound travel from the UK must be taken before the expiry date of the Voucher(s), which is 12 months from the date of issue for Classic and Premium Cardmembers and 24 months from the date of issue for Premium Plus Cardmembers. Only Premium Plus Cardmembers can redeem two Companion Vouchers when booking a return flight for four passengers without incurring the flight price for two persons travelling on that same flight. Companions must travel with the Cardmember on both the outbound and inbound journeys. Tickets booked by phone need to be booked at least 48 hours in advance. The Target varies depending on the type of BA/Amex Card that the Cardmember holds: Classic Cardmembers – £20,000, Premium Cardmembers - £15,000, Premium Plus Cardmembers - £10,000. Cardmembers must have accrued the Target within a 12-month period ending each year on the anniversary of their Promotion Commencement Date. Spend from the previous anniversary year will not be carried over. Spend towards the Voucher must be charged to the account before the anniversary date. Any spend on the Card made before the anniversary date but not charged to the account until after the anniversary date will not be counted. Companion Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. One Companion Voucher per main Cardmember per year. Companion Vouchers are not extendable. Reward Flights and Companion Vouchers may only be used for flights on British Airways mainline services which have a BA prefixed flight number. Travel on franchises, codeshare or alliance airlines is not permitted. Return flights must be booked at the same time as the outward journey is booked. All travel must originate in and return to the UK. The Voucher helpline is 0844 493 0750 open 7:30am – 8pm 7 days a week. The promoters are British Airways Plc, Waterside, Speedbird Way, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB. Registered in England 1777777 and American Express Services Europe Limited, Registered office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9AX, UK, Registered in England and Wales Number: 1833139.

4. Cardmembers are only eligible to earn Avios with eStore merchants who currently accept American Express.

5. You may refer as many friends or family members as you wish but you can only receive a maximum of 45,000 Avios per calendar year for those approved for a Card. The number of bonus Avios you receive is dependent on the Card you refer. Applicants must be UK residents aged 18 years old or over.

6. American Express Invites was formerly known as the Preferred Seating Programme. American Express Invites refers to the name of the American Express programme rather than a description of ticket type.  

The information relating to the financial benefits and services of the Card is the responsibility of American Express Services Europe Limited and British Airways accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies. The British Airways American Express Cards are offered by American Express Services Europe Limited. Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. Registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139. American Express Services Europe Limited is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (reference number 415532) for the provision of payment services.